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James Jennings
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60 years
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"Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else." Isaiah 45:22Jennings Family

This memorial website was created to remember Dr. James Milton Jennings, our dearest father, husband, colleague and friend who was born on September 29, 1955 and passed away on October 27, 2015. He was the Pastor of the Church of God of Forrest City, AR and the Cynthia Cook Sandefur Odyssey Professor of Education and History at Hendrix College of Conway, AR, where he was the past Chairperson of the Education Department. Daddy, James, Pastor Jennings, Dr. Jennings... you will live forever in our memories and hearts. Amen.

Dear Guests:

We welcome you to share any of your memories as often as you'd like, including photos, songs, poems - whatever you would like. Kindly note the details below to gather in celebration of his life:

  • Wake and Family Hour:  

Time: Friday, November 6, 2015 - 6PM CT
Place: Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock, AR 72202
Contact: Tel: (501) 372-1305

  • Funeral and Celebration Service: 
Time: Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 11AM CT
Place: Full Counsel Christian Metro Church, Sanctuary, 1700 Maple Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114 Tel: (501) 791-0600

  • Internment and Repast:
Time: Immediately following the funeral and celebration service
Place: Forest Hills Cemetery, 10200 Hwy. 5 North, Alexander, AR 72002
Contact: Tel: (501) 455-1067
Note: Repast to follow immediately after the burial at FC Christian Metro Church

  • In Lieu of Flowers
We would like to share details below regarding two opportunities to contribute to the memory of Dr. James Jennings:

(1) an endowed scholarship in perpetuity at Hendrix College to support students from the Delta region of Arkansas and to continue the work he started so many years ago. Checks should be addressed to Hendrix College with the "Dr. James Jennings Hendrix Aspire Scholarship" in the memo line and mailed to Rev. Wayne Clark, Associate Vice President of Development and Dean of the Chapel, Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway, AR 72032. Tel: 501-450-1223

(2) contributions to Mafunzo, a community- and faith-based initiative founded by Dr. Jennings to provide leadership and values training to young African-American boys with the goal of nurturing positive self-image, academic excellence, Christian principles, and life skills. Checks should be addressed to "Mafunzo C/o Dr. L.M. Jennings, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E5038, Baltimore, MD 21205."

Kindly mail any condolences to: P.O. Box 1001, Forrest City, AR 72336-1001 

We would be honored to have your presence and prayers. 

With love,
The Jennings Family

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